Campaign Manager Josh Snyder will transition to serve as Kelly's Chief of Staff and will work out of Kelly's office in Washington, DC. Brad Moore, who served as Kelly's campaign spokesperson, will serve as Kelly's District Director and work out of the Erie office.
Snyder...was the Director of Public Liaison for former Congressman Phil English from 2001-2003 and served as the Executive Director for Senator Arlen Specter in both northwestern Pennsylvania and central Pennsylvania from 2006-2009.... Moore also served as the Director of Public Liaison for former Congressman English from 2003-2006.
This is the same idea of people saying "Obama isn't a socialist" even though he surrounds himself with socialists. Is Obama a socialist or totally ignorant of the ideologies of those around him? How about Mike Kelly?
Don't worry...it gets worse. Seriously.
Mike Kelly opened his mouth, but this time he did it AFTER it was safe. He offered the following statement:
I have an enormous amount of respect for the Members of Congress who have come before me in this district. Tom Ridge, Phil English and Congresswoman Dahlkemper have all done what they thought was in the best interest of this district. There is something to learn from each of them. I’d particularly like to thank Congresswoman Dahlkemper for her service the past two years.
Of course, it's good to be magnanimous and gracious in victory, but this is glorious gushing over the reason why PA-3 is in sad, sorry shape. Enormous respect? Something to learn from them? Ugh. How can anyone respect the sheer damage that Dahlkemper did to the region? And what about English? His RINO, self-serving behavior paved the way for Dahlkemper. And Ridge, especially as governor, was quite liberal and did enormous damage to the state.
But, hey...Mike Kelly has enormous respect for them!
Do you hear that sound? It's a big, fat "I told you so" coming...